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Reviews 374 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic building is actually quite lovely and offers a variety of machines to all students. We even have our own rock climbing wall, a sauna, and jacuzzi. Except none of this is really used by students who are not athletes. So if you're into physical fitness, you can definitely accomplish that here at Grinnell. Also, the varsity games aren't that well attended, but there is support for the athletes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The small classroom size is such a plus. You're actually able to be noticed by your professor (which can be a good or bad thing depending on who you are). Also because of the small campus, people actually end up learning each other's names and for the most part you know you can always run into a friend or so at some point.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors really are passionate about their work and incorporate their studies into the lessons. The professors care about individuals and their well-being.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network wants to help students find internships and careers after college. The network is close-knit and loves helping each other.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I rate the safety poorly because a friend and I were raped. The friend chose not to report the student while I did report my rape to the school. The school did not find the respondent guilty. So I now have to walk across campus with him still there. I do not feel safe walking alone and if I were to meet him on campus. The Title IX Office is very supportive while one worker in Student Affairs called me a liar about my rape.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dormitories do not have air conditioning. Some rooms, such as Clark pit are small.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It really is a great college. My only complaint is that I was raped and the school did not find the respondent guilty. Because of this, the rating of the school went down as I will have to walk across the graduation stage with my rapist.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Grinnell College is definitely diverse for a private liberal arts school but we still have work to do

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug use is relatively prevalent but there is little pressure to partake if you don't want to

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Grinnell and my fellow Grinnellians. I cannot wait to return in the fall.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe that prospects for graduates are very strong. Everyone at Grinnell, including alumni, wants you to succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, we did have some issues last semester with someone recording people while they were showering and a flasher though.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the most part, the housing isn't exceptional, but many people befriend their neighbors and enjoy themselves. The people are the important part.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have run track and cross country here and it's been awesome, but the facilities are also very open to non-athletes and they are so nice. It's amazing to have such nice facilities at such a small school.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved my time at Grinnell, it bums me out that I'll be in quite a bit of debt when I graduate, but I believe that it is worth it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lately, there have been a couple sexual assault cases on our campus which are always quite scary, so I kind of feel safe, but I'm also scared sometimes. The security try to do a good job of keeping us safe though.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors really care about my academics and whenever I'm struggling in a class, my teacher will typically email me and ask to meet with me. They really want me to succeed which is wonderful. I love having a place where people really care about my education.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are not a lot of jobs on this campus which sucks, but the jobs that they do have available to every student are pretty decent.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a really great place on campus and I'm glad that I was put there because of the fact that it is sub-free and my room is very spacious. I'm able to easily reach all of my classes within five minutes from my dorm which is very convenient.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't typically attend any of the games at my school so I don't have much to say about the athletic life on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the fact that there is an open curriculum and there is self-gov which everyone follows. You don't have to take any classes that you don't want to and you can start off taking classes that actually interest you. My school is wonderful and if I had to go through the applying process all over again, I would probablly pick Grinnell again.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really look into it

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had some good and bad professors.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy South its like a community.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's not that important here.

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A vast majority of students loves Grinnell. They love the challenge they get from their academics and their peers, and they love the amount of freedom that the administration gives them (mostly through self-governance). Some students would say that they learn more from discussions amongst peers than classes. Grinnell students are free to learn and grow into responsible, conscientious adults, and the students are thankful that the school they’ve chosen gives them the opportunity to thrive. Some students can’t even imagine what it would be like if they’d ended up somewhere else.

Yeah, Grinnell students complain sometimes about the things that aren’t available to them that would be at their disposal at a larger, city school. They gripe about excess construction, bogus administration policies, and the things that fellow Grinnellians do that just plain bug everyone. Overall, though, most of the students are happy with the decisions they’ve made and the direction they’re going in their lives. A lot of students have the Grinnell faculty, students, and townspeople to thank for that. Although living in rural Iowa does take some getting used to (especially if you’re from out of state), most students don’t mind making Grinnell their home for four years. Despite the schizophrenic weather, lackluster athletic program, and the immature townies, many students have taken comfort in the fact that it’s “just us” amongst the cornstalks. When a Grinnell graduate thinks back upon his or her Grinnell experience and all the fond memories that come along with it, everything else seems like small potatoes.

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